English

Purpose and Provision

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Curriculum Map

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English is the foundation for the study of all subjects.

A civilised society depends for its success on an informed population made up of people who can think for themselves and articulate their thoughts. At St Christopher's, we encourage our pupils to read widely and to develop mature and informed responses to their reading.


Key Stage 3

Pupils in Years 7-9 develop their skills in Speaking and Listening, Reading, and Writing, through Library lessons, drama and more formal classroom teaching. Through enjoyment of the English language, they develop and deepen their skills and understanding in preparation for the more formal curriculum at GCSE.


Key Stage 4

Pupils study for two GCSEs, one in English Language and one in English Literature.

Full details of the Eduqas GCSE in English.

Full details of the Eduqas GCSE in English Literature.


A Level

Please follow the links below to our A Level course information:


Enrichment

Pupils studying English are encouraged to participate in a wide variety of extra-curricular activities. Theatre trips, writer workshops, author talks, cinema trips, a residential trip to London, trips to Stratford on Avon, Haworth and Dove Cottage, a Year 11 residential conference, visiting theatre groups, competitions, themed days, a drama club and debates are examples of activities run by the department.


Staff

Mr W Young (Head of Department)

Mrs H Musso (Deputy Head of Department)

Mrs J Dudbridge (Assistant Head of Department)

Mr T Hardwick (Head of Sixth Form English)

Mr R O'Doherty

Mrs N Moran

Mr E Muir

Mrs C Ramsbottom


Librarian

Miss S Holman


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